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The man who would be Harry Reid

Today in the Life's Small Ironies Dept.: The man playing Harry Reid in an upcoming HBO movie, "Too Big To Fail," about the 2008 global meltdowny economocalypse, is a staunchish, small-town and sometimes shouty conservative. But humble and wide-eyed when called for:

"In the scene I do I'm sitting at a table, I look up and do my line, and two feet away is Paul Giamatti and William Hurt," Jones said. "I'm thinking, 'What is this little guy from Park Ridge doing here? I'm in the big leagues, baby!' "

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As a longtime journalist in Southern Nevada, native Las Vegan Andrew Kiraly has served as a reporter covering topics as diverse as health, sports, politics, the gaming industry and conservation. He joined Desert Companion in 2010, where he has helped steward the magazine to become a vibrant monthly publication that has won numerous honors for its journalism, photography and design, including several Maggie Awards.